8 July 1996

Alert

Government raises import duties on newsprint




IAPA urged the Mexican government to suspend a 150 percent rise in
import duties on newsprint. The import duties on newsprint were
raised from 6 to 15 percent, according to reports that appeared in
the official Mexican government publication on 26 June 1996, the
date on which the executive decree took effect.




IAPA called the measure contrary to the economic independence of
newspapers and to press freedom. According to IAPA, "this new
step... constitutes a protectionist measure that favours PIPSA,
the state-owned newsprint company."

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    His Excellency Ernesto Zedilla de Leon
    President of the Republic of Mexico
    Mexico City, Mexico
    Fax: +525 271 1764






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    Inter American Press Association
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